California Kids in a Field of Poppies

Magical Moments in the California Wildflowers – Spring Portraits

My goodness, the “superbloom” we have experienced in California this year has been amazing!  Orange California poppies, colorful wildflowers with yellow, purple and white have blanketed our hills and deserts for the past few weeks – it’s been amazing!  Even just driving on our Southern California freeways has been so much more enjoyable over the past few weeks with all of that color covering all of those off-ramps.  I know I am not the only photographer that has exited the freeway at a particularly colorful off-ramp and questioned the possibility of holding a photography session right there (and of course I wouldn’t – it’s totally unsafe and I think even a little bit illegal, lol).  Anyway, when one of my very favorite clients asked for a wildflower session for her two gorgeous girls, I had to find a spot that was still active as my usual go-to orange wildflower field had already dried up.  So, I searched and searched, and found one – it required a drive outside of San Diego County, but this amazing scenery of California Poppies was to die for!  As expected, having it be a weekend and right in the middle of the Superbloom craze, this spot was pretty busy.  It was so cool to see not only other photographers shooting babies, maternity and kiddos like me, but also just regular locals walking their dogs, couples taking selfies in the poppies, and just an overall smile in the air.  Pretty cool what these flowers can do with your mood!  They definitely put a smile on mine!

Amelia and Isabella looked so, and I mean SOOOO incredibly cute in their matching Dollcake Oh So Girly dresses.  Baby girl, Amelia is still learning to stand unassisted, so big sister was so good with holding her up when photographing them both.  In fact, I have been photographing baby Amelia since she was still in mommy’s belly!  Isabella brought her purple stuffed unicorn, so we had to include a few shots with her stuffie too!  We had a great time, and hung out in the poppies until the sun went down and we were one of the very few people left.  It was definitely a magical session!  Here are a few images from our baby and child photography session in the California wildflowers!

Big sister kisses baby in orange wildflowers poppies California Kids in a Field of Poppies

Southern California baby and big sister pose in Dollcake blue dresses in San Diego County

San Diego baby photographer Spring minis in wildflowers in San Diego

Baby posed in orange flowers for California photography session with Sophie Crew

Baby in a blue Dollcake Oh So Girly dress in Orange poppy wildflowers in San Diego, CA

Stunning sunset over California superbloom child photographer

Colorful sky and wildflower field in San Diego

Baby and Big sister in Dollcake dresses pose in a field of orange California poppies during the wildflower superbloom

Girl hugs her stuffed unicorn in wildflowers for spring portraits

Girl tosses her purple unicorn in the air during her wildflower photography session with baby photographer in San Diego, Sophie Crew Photography

Girl hugs her stuffed animal for spring mini session outdoors in San Diego wildflowers

San Diego baby and child photographer captures a girl and her stuffed unicorn in a field of orange wildflowers in San Diego

San Diego newborn and child photographer in Wildomar, CA

Girl plays peekaboo in field of wildflowers in California

San Diego child photographer in field of orange flowers

San Diego baby poses in poppies and wildflowers in San Diego

Baby sits up in orange and purple wild flowers in San Diego, CA

California poppies and baby poses with sunglasses

Baby smiles in field of California poppies

Baby lays in field of wildflowers in San Diego, CA for her photography session with baby photographer Sophie Crew

Baby lays in a field of orange California poppies that grew wild in the Spring of 2017

San Diego child pretends to sleep in field of orange flowers in San Diego, CA

Silly pose in wildflowers with Baby and child photographer San Diego

A magical photography session with baby blue dollcake dresses in field of orange flowers in San Diego, CA

Girl dances in her blue dollcake dress in Temecula wildflowers with photographer Sophie Crew

Little girl poses in a field of wild California poppies for her family mini portrait session in San Diego, CA



  1. Mary Satterthwaite

    INCREDIBLE!! These photos are soooooo dreamy and gorgeous! Great work xx

  2. Eric

    This first field is absolutely fantastic, the dream for a photographer!! Well done!

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